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Ewan MacLeod: “How to tweet your way out of a job http://tinyurl.com/d5372c deary me!” (via FriendFeed)

Ewan MacLeod “How to tweet your way out of a job http://tinyurl.com/d5372c deary me!” March 17 at 5:19 pm – Comment – Like Uh oh… – Ewan MacLeod

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A first look at O2’s new Joggler home appliance

O2 UK has unveiled it’s new family oriented Joggler device, a 7″ touchscreen photo frame based on Openpeak’s OpenFrame platform and I jogged along to take a first look.

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UK Mobile VoIP numbers?

This question just in from a reader (oh alright, it’s my own question): Can anyone recommend a company that can provide a few UK virtual mobile numbers with voice terminated over SIP and SMS over SMPP or some other API? Preferably not numbers that are stupidly expensive to call and excluded from other MNO’s minutes […]

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ZoomBak to close down UK service.

We’ve written about ZoomBak’s A-GPS based tracking service before and I’ve had a demo unit tracking my bag for the past few weeks. The service consists of a tiny £99 black box that gets it’s own location using A-GPS and reports it back to ZoomBak’s servers using Vodafone’s UK network. From there you can track […]

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SpinVox and Ping.fm team up!

Any long-term MIR reader will know about SpinVox, the market leader in voice to text services. When he isn’t starring in our weekly video show, our very own James Whatley serves as SpinVox’s “Social Media Strategist” which should explain why SpinVox has wholly embraced social media in the last year or so, culminating in today’s […]

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What’s the camera like on the T-Mobile G1?

I snapped this shot with an HTC T-Mobile G1 while a chap from T-Mobile demo’d another G1 on-camera for the Mobile Industry Review show. The lighting in this room wasn’t great but it certainly wasn’t as bad as it could have been. The G1 camera has autofocus (unlike the iPhone) but apart from that it […]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Preview

Sony Ericsson held a global press conference yesterday to officially unveil their web-based episodical thriller (alright, they called them Webisodes) “Who is Johhny X?” and talk to us some more about the Xperia X1 smartphone. The first two “webisodes” (there are nine all together, see what they did there? Nine home screen panels on the […]

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Phones 4U turn the tables on shop window security

Did you read my post from last Monday about Phones 4U’s shockingly bad store layout that showed their customer’s details to passers-by? Well, Phones 4U must have because by Thursday last week they had shuffled their point of sale tables around to give their customers a much safer experience. The sales monitors do still face […]

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O2’s excellent late payment reminder service

While Ewan is having a nightmare with T-Mobile’s billing system I got a call from O2’s earlier this evening. This month I completely messed up a bank transfer to my bills account (thanks to the UK’s antique banking system transfers take ages) which meant there wasn’t enough money in there for the O2 payment (cue […]

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P8tch Review – QRCode patches for geeks

First up, I’m going to assume that our readership knows what a QRCode is. Don’t worry if you don’t, just pop over to wikipedia’s entry on QRCodes and have a quick read. It’s ok, we’ll wait for you to come back. All up to speed on the QR craze?, excellent. Now then, I’m a sucker […]

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Phones 4U offer a window into their customer details

You’d be shocked and appalled if I told you that every time I browsed the Phones 4U website they showed me the personal details of the customer currently placing an order wouldn’t you? Well at least twice a day I walk past what would appear to be the flagship Phones 4U store on Tottenham Court […]

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UK iPhone unlocked and running on the Three network!

This is my iPhone, it’s the iPhone I’ve been waiting for because it’s running on the Three network. Find out how to do this in Monday’s Mobile Industry Review podcast!